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NHBLI Asks For Ideas On How Genetic, Genomic, Proteomic Research Can Help Minority Institutions

NEW YORK, April 8 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has issued a Request for Information to solicit comments and ideas on how NHBLI-supported resources in genetics and genomics can help investigators at institutions that serve people of minority ethnic backgrounds.


"Do barriers exist in the use of genetic, genomic, and proteomic research resources and information ... by investigators at MSIs?" the RFI questioned. "If so, what are the barriers? What needs should be addressed?"


More information about the RFI can be found here.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Temple University researchers are to test a gene-editing approach for treating HIV.

PLOS Papers on Cancer Risk Scores, Typhoid Fever in Colombia, Streptococcus Protection

In PLOS this week: application of cancer polygenic risk scores across ancestries, genetic diversity of typhoid fever-causing Salmonella, and more.